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Metal News for April 15, 2010

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44 news articles posted on this day.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Drinking Play List

Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his Cabo Wabo Cantina. All are invited and asked to reply to ensure a reservation. The comprehensive list includes: Michael Anthony and… More...

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Hate Ammo Announces Swedish Tour Dates

Swedish metallers Hate Ammo have announced they will be embarking on a string of tour dates in support of their upcoming album "Bound By Hate," which will be released on May 5th, 2010. The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced soon:

6/5 - Stockholm/Sweden, Nalen
7/5 - Umeå/Sweden, Scharinska
28/5 - Stockholm/Sweden, The Cave
12/6 - Gothenburg/Sweden, Belsepub

You can also check out sample Hate Ammo tracks at the band's MySpace page.

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Narnia Calls It A Day

Christian power metallers Narnia have issued the following update about deciding to call it quits:

"Some of You may have heard rumors, and some of You may be surprised by what you're about to read. We confirm today that we're facing the end of the journey of this band. We want to thank all our fans, friends and our families who stood behind us all the time. Thank You for believing.

"The decision was made around new-year 09/10. It's time to move on. Music business is tough, and it's getting tougher every day. But it's also the greatest business to be in thanks to the crowds and the people we've met along this long road. Thank you for sharing your stories and for letting our music and message be a part of You lives. Last summer, after a concert, a guy around the age of 20-25 walked up to me, thanked me for the show and said 'I listened a lot to You guys when I was a kid.' (...and I thought WE were still kids...hey, wake up)

"To celebrate this long journey we will do ONE more concert that will serve as the Grand Finale of Narnia. The event has been chosen with great care and we hope to announce this.....soon. Stay tuned, God bless...over and out."

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Godsmack Premieres "Cryin' Like A Bitch" Video

Godsmack has premiered their highly anticipated and MMA-driven music video for "Cryin' Like A Bitch" on Vevo. The video features UFC champions Chuck Liddell, Rashad Evans, Brock Lesner, BJ Penn, and Matt Hughes brutally knocking out the competition and showcasing their raw strength while Godsmack performs the aggressive rock anthem in a warehouse. "Cryin' Like A Bitch" is the lead single off of the band's forthcoming release, "The Oracle," available in-stores and online May 4th.

The Oracle deluxe box set is now available for pre-order through BravadoUSA.com and includes CD/DVD package, bandana, patch, belt buckle, dogtags and black artwork t-shirt.

Check out the "Cryin' Like A Bitch" music video below:

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Amorphis To Appear In Music Documentary

Amorphis has checked in with the following statement about appearing in a documentary about the Finnish metal scene:

"A new movie about the Finnish metal scene, Rautaa rajan taa, has its premiere in Helsinki tomorrow (Friday, April 16). The documentary sheds a humorous light on the export of Finnish music, featuring comments from both musicians and politicians. Bands interviewed on the road include Amorphis, who are also liberally featured by way of live clips and backstage impressions. More info on the movie (currently available in Finnish only) can be found here. And speaking of gigging abroad, Amorphis have been confirmed for Arvika Festivalen in Sweden on June 16."

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August Burns Red Recording Live DVD/CD

Pennsylvania based Christian metallers August Burns Red have announced they will be recording their upcoming hometown show in Manheim for a live DVD/CD release. The show will take place on June 4th at Warehouse 54 and support will come from Embrace the Beauty and Free the Fallen.

The upcoming August Burns Red tour dates are as follows:

4/15 2010 Royal Oak *SOLD OUT* Detroit, Michigan
4/16 2010 House of Blues *SOLD OUT* Cleveland, Ohio
4/17 2010 Bogarts *SOLD OUT* Cincinnati, Ohio
4/18 2010 House of Blues *SOLD OUT* Chicago, Illinois
4/19 2010 House Of Blues *SOLD OUT* Chicago, Illinois
4/20 2010 First Ave. *SOLD OUT* Minneapolis, Minnesota
4/21 2010 Garrick Events Center *SOLD OUT* Winnipeg
4/23 2010 5:00PStarlite Edmonton
4/24 2010 Macewan Hall Calgary
4/26 2010 Knitting Factory Spokane, Washington
4/27 2010 Showbox Seattle, Washington
4/28 2010 Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
4/29 2010 Grand Ballroom San Francisco, California
4/30 2010 Wiltern Los Angeles, California
5/1 2010 Soma San Diego, California
5/2 2010 Fox Theater Pomona, California
5/3 2010 Rainbow Ballroom Fresno, California
5/5 2010 Marquee Theater Phoenix, Arizona
5/6 2010 Rock The Block Las Vegas, Nevada
5/7 2010 Salt Air Salt Lake City, Utah
5/8 2010 Gothic Theater Denver, Colorado
5/10 2010 Cains Tulsa, Oklahoma
5/11 2010 Palladium Dallas, Texas
5/12 2010 Sunset Station San Antonio, Texas
5/13 2010 Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
5/14 2010 House Of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
5/16 2010 House Of Blues Orlando, Florida
7/3 2010 Cornerstone Festival Marietta
7/15 2010 Sonshine Festival Wilmar, Minnesota
8/1 2010 Jubileefest Houston, Delaware
8/7 2010 Soul Fest Gunstock, New Hampshire
8/13 2010 Purple Door Festival Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
9/29 2010 Underground Cologne
9/30 2010 Trix Antwerp
10/1 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam
10/2 2010 Logo Hamburg
10/3 2010 Magnet Berlin
10/4 2010 Szene Vienna
10/5 2010 Backstage Halle Munich
10/6 2010 Estragon Bologna
10/7 2010 Dynamo Zurich
10/8 2010 Trabendo Paris

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Equilibrium Streaming New Song

German folk metallers Equilibrium have issued the following update about posting a new song online and revealing the artwork for their new album:

"We just launched the 'Countdown to recreation!' From now we will post a cool surprise every week until the day of release of "Rekreatur" on June 18! For a start the cover and the track list has been posted! The cover has been designed by Alev who already did the design for 'Unbesiegt.' Furthermore we also uploaded a brand new song. Since the songs on 'Rekreatur' are way more diverse and varied than ever, it wasn't an easy decision which song to post first. We chose 'Die Affeninsel' ('the monkey island') to begin with! But there's also a reason to it.

"You've got the opportunity to create the cover for the radio- / club-single 'Die Affeninsel'! The best piece will be printed on the sleeve of the single's cardboard! The winner will also get a signed copy of the single as well as the huge, self made EQUILIBRIUM banner that has been with the band on stage for the past years! More...

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Mikael Akerfeldt Comments On Peter Steele

Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following statement about the rumored death of Type O Negative's Peter Steele:

"Well, I have to say I am shocked by these horrible news.... Basically I just want to express my condolences on behalf of Opeth. Peter and company took us out for a little spin in Germany a few years ago and we became mates with em I guess. Peter was always very kind to us, from the get-go he went up to Mendez and offered him his bass guitar if he wanted to borrow it. I mean, things like that simply don't happen in the rock business anymore, but I think he had a different view on things.

"Last time I saw him was a few years ago when he and Johnny and Kenny came to see us playing the Irving plaza in NYC. There was a knock on the door, I opened, and there was Peter towering over me. I said 'Hey Pete come in....' and he said 'You again, I thought you was fired!'. Went straight passed me, grabbed a bottle of red from our rider and started guzzling away in the corner, leaving funny remarks at whatever conversations that was going on in the dressing room.

"The dude was funny, intense, intimidating and overall, a good guy. That was my impression, can't say I knew him too well, but we did develop some type of 'heya' friendship with Johnny and Kenny. I also did a song with Josh a few years ago even though I've never talked to him in person. Anyways, I just wanted to write something....I am in a bit of a shock I guess... Thoughts goes out to Johnny, Kenny and Josh as well as to Peters families and friends. His and their music lives on, or as they say, echoes in eternity."

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Chainfist Posts New Song Performance Footage

Chainfist has posted a live video clip online of their performance of the new track "Murder Rewind." The footage can be viewed below.


Chainfist - Murder Rewind (New Song Live 2010)

CHAINFIST - "Have You Ever?" OUT NOW !! | MySpace Music Videos

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For Selena And Sin Shooting New Music Video

Finnish female-fronted metallers For Selena and Sin have issued the following update about shooting a music video from a track off their "Primrose Path" album:

"No more playing Morrissey. For Selena and Sin will shoot music video from a track 'Rusty Rails of Yesterday.' Video shooting is going to take a place on next weekend in Jyväskylä, Finland. Rusty Rails of Yesterday will be directed by Anssi Korho."

For Selena And Sin tracks can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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Ignitor Checks In With Band Update

Texas based act Ignitor has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"Well we haven't posted anything here for quite awhile so I thought you'd wanna to know what we've been up to the past few months. Life's been good since the Spider Queen was released. We made our San Antonio debut with Jason up front in December at Zombies, a big 'ol cavernous hall on the far northeast side of town. San Antonio is one of the meccas of US metal and we never miss a chance to get down there. The glory days of Joe Anthony may be behind it, but the spirit of old-school metal still thrives in the Alamo City.

"In January we helped usher in a new metal club here in Austin next door to Emos called Encore. The Metal Freakstress and TEXAS METAL UNDERGROUND produced the debut weekend and Ignitor tore down the high-tech dance floor along with Austin metal masters Militia and Birth A.D., Jeff Tandy's (Averse Serifa) blistering new DRI-ish side project. The club was formerly a red-rope dance club that was closed after some rappers from La Grange showed up too late for their gig and shot up the place. Just an average night on the dog-leg known as Red River.

"Later in the month we flew to Chicago to play a gig with our buds and Cruz del Sur label-mates Bible of the Devil. The show was a one-off quickie in a small club called the Red Line Tap. Why would life-long Texans fly to Chicago in the dead of winter you ask? Well, why not? Actually the weather was clear and cold so the trip was a blast. We can't wait to get back to Chi-town for some metal pizza and hot dogs. Thanks to Greg and BOTD for an awesome show. More...

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More Bands Pay Tribute To Peter Steele

Earlier today it was confirmed that Peter Steele, the frontman of the bands Type O Negative and Carnivore, had passed away at the age of 48 from a heart failure. Many fans of the band have been paying their respects today, among them include many of Steele's peers. You can read what some of them have to say about the man below.

"Peter Steele was one of my all-time favourite musicians ever! I've only met him once briefly and he was just the nicest guy! Carnivore's 'Retalliation' and all Type O Negative albums have been a huge influence on my creativity. This is a black day for music! Rest in peace, Peter." - Mille Petrozza, Kreator More...

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Site Update

Two New Contests On Metalunderground.com

Metalunderground.com has teamed up with Killing Time and Fresno Media to offer you the chance to win Killing Time's new album, "Three Steps Back," as well as a drumhead signed by the drummer. All you have to do to enter to win is send an email to killingtime2010[AT]metalunderground.com with the subject of "Killing Time" and your name and mailing address in the body. (limit one entry per person). On May 14th one winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.

Here's a photo of the drumhead:

Killing Time drumhead

We've also teamed up with Jackyl and Big Machine Media to offer you the chance to win and autographed chainsaw. You'll have to pre-order your copy of the new Jackyl album, "When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide," by April 28, 2010 to enter to win this one. Jackyl gained much notoriety for their single "The Lumberjack" in which Dupree performs a chainsaw solo. The introduction of Jackyl's fifth instrument on the album and in concert quickly became one of the band's many trademarks.

For pre-ordering the album you'll receive an autographed copy of the album, a couple of Jackyl guitar picks, and a personal thank you call from one of the guys in the band! (available for a limited time only). The album will be in stores on May 4, 2010 and your copy will be mailed to you to arrive around the same time. Also available is an exclusive "When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide" album cover teeshirt. Not available anywhere else, you can add the tee to your order for only $10.

Check our contests page periodically for the latest contests and giveaways.

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Cloudscape Issues Band Update

Sweden's Cloudscape has issued the following update about lineup changes and working on a new album:

"As some of you might have noticed it has been quite silent around Cloudscape for some time. We have updated a few minor news in order to send you all some life signs. Nonetheless as mentioned, Cloudscape is still fully alive and hungrier than ever. But, 2009 and parts of 2010 have been quite struggling years mainly because of member changes and stuff which have prevented us from 'moving on.' Roger Landin and Haynes Pherson left Cloudscape in early 2009 because of personal issues and they were shortly replaced by Fredrik Joakimsson (Drums) and Håkan Nyander (Bass). Fredrik and Håkan have filled the band with new fuel and inspiration and the songwriting for our 4th album is going really damn well and all of us are very excited about the new songsJ.

"We have a few more songs left to compose in order to have more than enough songs to the next album (New Era) but, we are quite sure we will be finished with the songwriting process during early fall. As soon as we are finished with the new songs we will start to check out the music business and contact different labels for a possible cooperation and release of 'New Era.' We will also make sure to find good booking agencies that have the right connections to organize more liveshows and tours. Nonetheless we will try to do a few more shows during 2010 so, stay tuned and keep yourself up to date in this site. The next scheduled liveshow will be in Helsingborg, Sweden at the venue called The Tivoli as special guest to FULLFORCE on July 10. We will have something very special included in our setlist as well...don’t miss this event;). More...

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Fuck The Facts Posts Tour Footage

Fuck The Facts has posted a series of videos of the band's live performances, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about their recent tour dates:

"Thanks to everyone that came out, organized a show and/or in some way helped make this European tour as awesome as it was. Huge thanx to Koppa, Mila & Davide for driving us around Europe for a month and just being rad dudes. Hope to see you all again soon! Here's a whole bunch of live videos & photos from the tour that have been sent our way. If you have any that aren't posted here, feel free to post a link or send us a message. We'd love to check them out!"

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Kamelot Announces Festival Appearances

Kamelot has announced they will be performing at the following string of upcoming European festivals:

03/07/2010 FIN Helsinki Tuska Festival
10/07/2010 SWE Söderhamn Rockweekend Festival
11/07/2010 SLO Tolmin Magic Circle Festival
06/08/2010 GER Wacken Wacken Open Air
07/08/2010 POR Calvao Vagos Open Air
13/08/2010 ROM Sibiu Artmania Festival
14/08/2010 HUN Budapest Sziget Festival

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Triptykon Enters European Album Charts

Triptykon, the new band from Celtic Frost and Hellhammer mastermind Tom G. Fischer, has entered the album charts in several European countries with their debut effort, ""Eparistera Daimones." The album charted highest in Finland where it secured the number 28 spot and also found success in Germany and the bands native Switzerland with rankings of number 81 and number 73 respectively. The album is now available worldwide via Century Media/Prowling Death Records.

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Living Sacrifice Adds More Tour Dates

Living Sacrifice has updated their tour schedule to include three new Texas tour dates in May. The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

5/15 2010 The Spot w/My Children My Bride, The Word Alive Tyler, Texas
5/16 2010 Ridglea Theater w/ Haste The Day Fort Worth, Texas
5/17 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
7/2 2010 CORNERSTONE - HM Stage / Encore 1 Bushnell, Illinois
8/7 2010 SOULFEST - Inside Out Stage Gilford, New Hampshire

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Metallica Continues To Re-Release Vinyl Albums

Metallica has issued the following update about continuing to re-release their discography on vinyl:

"We know it's been a little time since we last talked vinyl, but we're keepin' our promise to release the entire catalog bringing you 'Load' on May 18. If you've been following along, you know the drill - there will be two packages, a two disc gatefold package for the 33.3 version, and a box for the four disc, 180 gram, 45 rpm deluxe edition. All the music was half speed mastered from the original analog tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA to bring you audiophile quality.

"Check out your fav local record shop to pick up a copy starting Tuesday, May 18. We don't have details on a release for our friends outside of North America at this time so we'll hit you back here as soon as we know more. And of course 'Re-Load' is next in the queue . . . tentative date for that to hit the streets is at the end of June."

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Rotting Christ Updates Polish Tour Schedule

Rotting Christ has issued the following announcement about canceling a few Polish shows:

"Rotting Christ is aware of the current situation in Poland and declared national mourning, which was the consequence of an appeal of the first four concerts in the Polish section of the Aealo tour 2010. However, other concerts, starting Monday will take place as planned. Sorry for the Polish fans canceled concerts, and we promise to make it up in the course of our upcoming European tour in October! Strength and Honor."

The upcoming Rotting Christ tour dates are as follows:

4/17 2010 PodPalmed Rzeszow (POLAND)
4/18 2010 Loch Ness Krakow (POLAND)
4/19 2010 Mega Club Katowice (POLAND)
4/20 2010 Madness Wroclaw (POLAND)
4/21 2010 Dekompresja Lodz (POLAND)
4/22 2010 Estrada Bydgoszcz (POLAND)
4/23 2010 Slowianin Szczecin POLAND)
4/24 2010 Ucho Gdynia (POLAND)
4/25 2010 Blue Note Poznan (POLAND)
4/29 2010 Atak Enschede (HOLLAND)
4/30 2010 Neurotic Deathfest Tilburg (HOLLAND)
5/1 2010 Ulu London (ENGLAND)
5/2 2010 Button Factory Dublin (IRELAND)
5/3 2010 Limelight Belfast (NORTHERN IRELAND)
5/4 2010 Rio’s Leeds (ENGLAND)
5/5 2010 Central Station Wrexham (WALES)
5/6 2010 Asylum Birmingham (ENGLAND)
5/7 2010 Trabendo Paris (FRANCE)
5/8 2010 C.C.O. Lyon (FRANCE)
5/9 2010 Trix Zaal (Hof Ter Lo) Antwerpen (BELGIUM)
5/11 2010 Progresja Warsaw (POLAND)
5/12 2010 Abaton Prague (CHECH REPUBLIC)
5/13 2010 Metal Fest Dessau (GERMANY)
5/14 2010 Metal Fest Austria Mining (AUSTRIA)
5/15 2010 Metal Fest Switzerland Prateln (SWITZERLAND)
5/16 2010 Kulturfabrik Luxemburg (LUXEMBURG)
5/22 2010 Wave Gotik Treffen Festival (Kohlrabizirkus) Leipzig (GERMANY)
7/2 2010 Metalshow.lv Riga (LATVIA)
7/3 2010 Hard Rock Laager Festival Vana Vigala (ESTONIA)
7/4 2010 Mulen Ruzas Vilnius (LITHUANIA)
7/6 2010 Randal Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
7/7 2010 Planetnoir Metal Stage Pecs (HUNGARY)
7/8 2010 Metal Camp Festival Tolmin (SLOVENIA)
7/23 2010 Dong Open Air Neukirchen-Muyn (GERMANY)
7/31 2010 MetaLmorphosiS FestivaL Nicosia (CYPRUS)
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air (GERMANY)
8/21 2010 MetalMian Festival Mian (BELGIUM)
8/25 2010 Hole In The Sky Festival Bergen (NORWAY)
9/3 2010 Global East Festival Kiev (UKRAINE)

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Valkyrja Added To Devilstone Festival Lineup

Swedish black metal act Valkyrja has issued the following announcement about performing at this year's edition of the Devilstone Festival:

"Valkyrja have been confirmed for this year's Devilstone Festival (Lithuania) 16th-18th of July, alongside (among others) Mayhem, Deicide and Tankard. The date for our performance has not yet been sealed, but this will be proclaimed once the issue is cleared. We are also proud to announce a forthcoming collaboration with Dreamtide Music. Herald the limitless storms to come!"

Additional details on the Devilstone festival can be found at this location.

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Black Majesty Posts New Album Samples

Australian melodic power metallers Black Majesty have put up samples of songs from their new album "In Your Honour" on their MySpace page. The album is set to be released in Europe on May 14th, 2010 via Limb Music. "In Your Honour" was produced by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex Helloween) and the artwork was handled by Dirk Illing (Scorpions, Wizard).

Black Majesty also has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/4 2010 Monstrothic, Rosies Live, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Brisbane, Queensland
6/5 2010 Hifi Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne, Victoria
6/25 2010 Rock City, Uster, Switzerland Uster, Switzerland
6/26 2010 Die Halle , Germany "IN YOUR HONOUR" Album Launch Frankfurt , Germany
6/28 2010 Exit Music Hall Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
6/29 2010 Melodka - Brno, Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
6/30 2010 Tancírna, Ostrava, Czech Republic Ostrava, Czech Republic
7/3 2010 Basinfirefest, Spalene Prorici, Czech Republic Spalene Prorici, Czech Republic

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Antagonist Finishes Writing New Album

Southern California metal outfit Antagonist has announced that they have completed work on their next full length album and will be entering Buzzbomb Studios in Orange County next month to record the effort with producer Paul Miner.

Singer/guitarist Carlos Garcia commented: "This will be the first album to feature our newer lineup, so the songwriting will be noticeably different in some areas; nothing too out of left field, but definitely some vibes different from the usual Antagonist sound. But we promise lots of shred, lots of circle pits, and lots of groove. Probably the biggest difference this time around will be the clean singing (or lack thereof). This is a very pissed off album lyrically and thematically, so we thought it would only be proper to NOT include any clean singing this time around. I know some of you won't like that, but it's something we felt would be necessary to hopefully get our point across.

"'Exist' had a hopeful message of working together as humans towards a better future. The new album is about the realization that things will always be fucked up, people will always be selfish, and this world is going to end at any minute, and we have nobody to blame but ourselves. People grow older and figure out that life doesn't get any easier and that our own selfishness, carelessness, and ignorance are at the core of our demise. So right now, that's where our heads are at, which will in turn no doubt lead to a much more aggressive and angry album. "

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Disbelief Streaming New Song

Germany's Disbelief is currently streaming a new track online from their upcoming album "Heal." The song "The Eyes of Horror" can be heard through the official Disbelief MySpace page. "Heal" is set to be released on May 21st, 2010.

The "Heal" track listing is as follows:

1. The Eyes of Horror
2. Isolation
3. The Last Force: Attack!!
4. Certainty of Reality
5. Love Like Blood (Killing Joke Cover)
6. Red Sharks (Crimson Glory Cover)
7. Welcome Home (King Diamond Cover)
8. Shine (Remake of previous song)

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Sonic Syndicate To Play Rock Harz Festival

Sweden's Sonic Syndicate has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of the Rock Harz festival on July 10th. More information on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Sonic Syndicate tour dates are as follows:

4/17 2010 FALKHALLEN FALKENBERG, SWEDEN
4/23 2010 APOLLO THEATER NAGOYA, JAPAN
4/24 2010 SHINSAIBASHI SUN HALL OSAKA, JAPAN
4/25 2010 CLUB ASIA TOKYO, JAPAN
4/28 2010 PISTSTILEN BY RIP CURL RAMUNDBERGET, SWEDEN
5/14 2010 BANDIT BOAT AN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
6/18 2010 METALTOWN FESTIVAL GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN
7/4 2010 DEVILSIDE FESTIVAL ESSEN, GERMANY
7/9 2010 GET AWAY ROCK FESTIVAL GÄVLE, SWEDEN
7/10 2010 ROCK HARZ FESTIVAL BALLENSTEDT,GERMANY
7/16 2010 SERENGETI FESTIVAL SCHLOSS HOLTE, GERMANY
8/7 2010 ROCK NIGHTS FESTIVAL ZARASO ISLAND, LITHUANIA

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Onslaught Song Used In Short Animated Film

A new short animated film entitled, "Bloody Hands" has been posted online and thrash metal fans will be pleased to hear that the film contains the song, "Flame Of The Antichrist" by reactivated British thrash band Onslaught. You can check out the film below. "Bloody Hands" was created by The Dead Will Arise Studio and has been acknowledged for awards by the Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) and Ourense International Film Festival (Spain). More...

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Prong To Tour With Fear Factory

New York based metal veterans Prong has announced that they will be joiing industrial metal legends Fear Factory on the bands forthcoming tour of North America. Prong recently finished touring as the special guests to Max Cavalera's Soulfly and Fear Factory will be touring in support of their latest album, "Mechanize."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Gojira To Release Charity EP

French death metal outfit Gojira has announced that they are currently recording a new EP, which is to be released in download format later this year. All money made from the release, will go to the ocean conservation society Sea Shepherd. Stay tuned for further information.

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Kiuas Posts New Music Video

Finland's Kiuas has posted a music video online for the song "Of Love, Lust and Human Nature," which is off their latest album "Lustdriven." The video clip can be viewed below.

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SPV Records Comments On Peter Steele's Passing

SPV / Steamhammer Records, the label which housed Type O Negative, has posted a message online paying tribute to the bands lead vocalist and bass player Peter Steele, who was confirmed dead earlier today. The message reads as follows:

"It's with great sadness that we give our condolences to the family and friends of Peter Steele. He died on April 14th, 2010. With his bands Carnivore and Type O Negative he achieved cult status and was loved by fans around the world.

"The last releases he did with Type O Negative were the DVD Symphony For The Devil and the studio album Dead Again. SPV/Steamhammer proudly released both products worldwide, which will now - very unfortunately - be the end of his recording legacy.

"The world has lost a charismatic frontman and a very talented person.

"Our condolences go to Peter`s family, friends and the members of his bands.

"In Mourning... SPV / Steamhammer."

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Verso Issues Enters The Studio

Finnish progressive metal band Verso has issued the following new album update:

"After months of writing, rehearsing and making demos we are finally in studio! We started the session 4th of April with our engineer/co-producer Häiriö Piirinen at the new Rec Room Studio in Pori, Finland."

"All the drums and most of the basses are now recorded and later this week we are starting with the guitar tracks. There are ten songs that we picked up from the total of about 15-20 songs from our demo sessions. It seems that nine of them will be on the final cd. Everything is going quite smoothly this far and we are so excited about this album. This cd will be a logical follow up for our debut (From Wings To Bare Bones - 2008 / Kampas Records). It's hard to describe this album when the work is still in progress but we can promise you that if you liked our debut you sure will like this one also. There are influences from the old school thrash/death metal genre and sound will be even quite brutal partly but also there?s loads of our own style melodic and progressive elements."

"There is a studio diary (in finnish) at our Myspace page and some pics and stuff so go check them"

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Stigma Signs To STOMP Entertainment

Stigma has announced their signing to STOMP Entertainment for Australia and New Zealand.

"We're beyond stoked to announce our new album 'Concerto For The Undead' will come out in Australia and New Zealand through STOMP Entertainment!"

"Release date is set for May the 7th, but you shall now preorder the album, which will be released with an exclusive bonus track, at this location!"

"To celebrate this news STOMP is streaming exclusively for just a few days another song of our new album at this location! Song is '3000 Years And Still Keeping It Real!' featuring Jamie Hope (ex-The Red Shore)!" More...

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Illdisposed Confirms More European Tour Dates

ILLDISPOSED has announced more dates on their upcoming European tour. The complete tour schedule is as follows:

15.04 - Aarhus @ Voxhall (DK)
16.04 - Lyngby @ Templet (DK)
17.04 - Copenhagen @ The Rock (DK)
24.04 - Viborg @ Paletten (DK)
28.05 - Copenhagen @ Lygten Station (DK)
11.06 - Hünxe @ Death Feast Open Air (DE)
30.07 - Rohr bei Meiningen @ Reidfest (DE)
31.07 - Obersinn @ Eisenwahn Open Air (DE)
03.04 - Wien @ Escape Metal Corner (AT)
04.09 - Kärnten @ Rock The Lake Festival (AT)
10-11.09 - Hüttikon @ Meh Suff Metal Festival (CH)

w/ Six Feet Under:

27.04 - Bochum @ Matrix (DE)
28.04 - Mühltal bei Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater (DE)
29.04 - Osnabrück @ N8 (DE)
30.04 - Berlin @ K17 (DE)
01.05 - Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik (DE)
02.05 - Prag @ Modra Vopice (CZ)
03.05 - Wroclaw @ MZ (PL)
04.05 - Baia Mare @ Casa Tinerretului (RO)
05.05 - Kosice @ Collosseum (SK)
06.05 - Chemnitz @ AJZ Taalschock (DE)
07.05 - Cottbus @ Gladhouse (DE)
08.05 - München @ Backstage (DE)
09.05 - Nova Gorica @ Mostovna (SLO)
10.05 - Stuttgart @ Die Röhre (DE)
11.05 - Spital an der Drau @ Stadtsaal (A)
12.05 - Kufstein @ Kulturfabrik (A)
29.06 - Aarhus @ Train (DK)

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To Speak Of Wolves Posts New Video Blog Online

North Carolina's To Speak Of Wolves has posted the second video in their series of video blogs on YouTube. The video introduces their bassist Will McCutcheon. Check it out below:

The band's new album "Myself < Letting Go" will be released on May 18th through Solid State Records.

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CTTTOAFF Announces New Album Release Date

Denver "funeral grind" crushers CLINGING TO THE TREES OF A FOREST FIRE will release, “Songs of Ill Hope and Desperation,” their first album for PROSTHETIC RECORDS, on June 8, 2010. The album was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt) and the band promises their “most dynamic, bleakest, and dirtiest material to date.”

CLINGING TO THE TREES OF A FOREST FIRE will hit the road this summer with Oregon’s BURIALS. Their upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/19 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO w/Cattle Decapitation, Gaza
5/08 - Fig-ment Records - Rapid City, SD
5/21 - Blastomant - Denver, CO
6/06 - Blastomant - Denver, CO
6/07 - Burt’s Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
6/08 - Red Room - Boise, ID
6/09 - The Fun House - Seattle, WA
6/16 - The Bearded Lady - San Antonio, TX

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Mychildren Mybride Reveals New Album Cover Art

The brand new Mychildren Mybride album titled "Lost Boy" will be released on June 8th through Solid State Records. Check out the "Lost Boy" album cover here.

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Dragonwind Parts Ways With Drummer

New York metal band Dragonwind has parted ways with drummer Matt Swista.

Matt explains his decision to leave the band, "After being in the band from the beginning (2005) I have parted ways with DW. This was not an easy decision but I feel it was for the better. I am proud of all the CD's we have recorded and have had fun in the band but I feel it is time to move on. I wish the band luck and hope everything goes well."

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Periphery Premieres First Music Video Online

Periphery has premiered their first music video for the song "Icarus Lives!." Watch it below:

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Monster Magnet To Release New Album This Summer

Speaking with MetalInjection at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards recently, Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell confirmed that the band are planning to release a brand new studio album this summer.

"We're about to finish a new record that going to be out in the summer," says Mundell. There's 15 tracks and Dave is doing the vocals right now. We're waiting for him to finish it up. It's gonna be more space rock and Stooges." More...

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Murderdolls Completes Work On New Album

Recently reunited hard rock band the Murderdolls, featuring Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, has announced that they have completed work on their second studio album, "Women And Children Last." A message from the band reads as follows:

"After a month pretty much, here up in the Hollywood Hills, the new Murderdolls album, the first in 8 fucking years, Women And Children Last, is finished. We are so stoked with the outcome, and cant wait for you all to hear it, you guys have no idea what's coming your way."

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Terror Begins Work On New Album

Los Angeles, California based hardcore band Terror has announced that they have entered the studio to begin work on their next studio album. This will be the bands first release since 2008's "The Damned, The Shamed" and is expected to be released through Century Media Records towards the end of the year. The band also revealed that the name of the album will be "Keepers Of The Faith."

Speaking on the songwriting process, vocalist Scott Vogel commented: "Nick Jett (drums) wrote the last two records. We also have a new guitarist, Jordan Posner, who's writing some stuff because we really like what he's written, then me and Nick will go through the songs and figure out what we like and what we don't like, I'll write lyrics and put words to it, and in the end we have some good songs. Do that about 18 times and pick the 13 best, and put out a record!"

Bassist David Wood adds, "This album will be different for Terror. It's faster, maybe thrashier and a bit more melodic. I think it's going to be on a good street level, good hardcore reality. I'm really excited about it!"

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Hatebreed Speaks On Peter Steele's Passing

American hardcore superstars Hatebreed have posted the following message online, with regards to Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele, who passed away last night from a heart failure.

"Hatebreed would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends & fans of Peter Steele. He is one of the best guys we've ever toured with and a true legend! There will NEVER be anyone else like him. May he rest in peace."

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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals New Album Release Date

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has announced that he will be releasing his brand new studio album, "Scream" on June 15th through Epic Records. The first single from the album, "Let Me Hear You Scream" is to premier on a new episode of CSI: NY which will air tonight at 10 - 11PM, (ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and also arrives at radio today.

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

"Let Me Hear You Scream"
"Diggin Me Down"
"Let It Die"
"Soul Sucker"
"Fearless"
"I Want It All"
"Time"
"Crucify"
"I Love You All"

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Breaking News

Type O Negative's Peter Steele Passes Away

Peter Steele, the lead singer for Type O Negative and a true icon and enigma, has reportedly died of heart failure at the age of 48. As of 4:00 am, fellow bandmate Kenny Hickey has confirmed initial rumors of his passing. Despite a similar rumor in 2005, it appears the reports of his passing are true. His work with Type O Negative was groundbreaking and a large influence on other various genres of metal, especially doom metal. As the song goes, "Everything Dies" but know that the music lives on...

UPDATE: Blabbermouth.net also reports that Type O Negative keyboardist Josh Silver has confirmed Peter Steele's death.

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